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Welcome to the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Office of the Legislative Counsel provides legislative drafting services to the committees and Members of the House of Representatives on a non-partisan, impartial, and confidential basis.  Our goal is to work with committees and Members to understand their policy preferences in order to implement those preferences through clear, concise, and legally effective legislative language.

Our website provides a number of resources to assist the public in understanding the role of our Office and the basics of legislative drafting. The top menu bar allows you to explore our role within the House and the history of our Office, career opportunities within our Office, the considerations that precede drafting, and our comprehensive guide to reading and drafting legislation. On the left menu bar, we provide various important resources, including selected compilations of public laws prepared by our Office and templates for drafting amendments.